Briefs: Test & Measurement
This technology quickly and accurately identifies explosives, deadly chemicals, and illicit drugs.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
These materials may replace metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, computers, cellphones, and refrigerators.
Briefs: Aerospace
This program enhances images and videos for smartphones, tablets, and PCs.
Briefs: RF & Microwave Electronics
The flat structure morphs into another shape when temperature changes, enabling self-deploying tents or adaptive robotic fins.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The system provides three-dimensional imagery of potential threats at closer ranges.
Briefs: Communications
Fiber-optic cables could help scientists study offshore earthquakes and the geologic structures hidden deep beneath the ocean surface.
Q&A: Wearables
Drexel Professor Genevieve Dion is coating yarn with the highly conductive, two-dimensional material MXene.
Briefs: Aerospace
CAESAR Plug-in for MagicDraw
Users can maintain the consistency of a flight system design.
5 Ws: Materials
With the new microlattice pads, players will have greater protection from both single hits and a series of impacts.
Briefs: Materials
The films could be used in impact-resistant glazing, windscreens, and displays.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This atom-based receiver has the potential to be smaller and work better in noisy environments than conventional radio receivers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
In some cases, radio frequency signals may be more useful for caregivers than cameras or other methods to collect health and behavioral data.
Products: Materials
Low-viscosity plastic; coin cell holders; oxidation-resistant coatings; and more.
Briefs: Imaging
Equipment-free textile detectors could be used in public health, workplace safety, military, and rescue applications.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This inexpensive system can detect lead levels below EPA standards.
Briefs: Internet of Things
Software portal solutions can connect legacy control systems and field devices to the cloud.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology could be used to create smartphones that don't scratch or shatter, metal-free pacemakers, and electronics for space and other harsh environments.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This mechanical gyroscope can advance motion sensing capabilities in consumer-sized applications.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The robot is built entirely from smaller robots and can form a robophysical system that can move by itself.
Briefs: Automotive
Such grippers would be suited for human-robot partnership in assembly lines in the automotive, electronic packaging, and other industries.
Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Encoder

The AI25 hazardous series AI25 encoder from Dynapar (Gurnee, IL) is suited for Class 1 Division 2 applications where a Zone 1 or Division 1 encoder may have previously been...

Articles: Motion Control
Today's advanced smart CNC controls allow manufacturers to optimize the manufacturing process right on the factory floor
Briefs: Aerospace

Conventional fastening mechanisms like nails, bolts, and welds are subject to manufacturing and inspection tolerances, differential thermal growth, and other sources of error that lead to over-constraint, among...

Briefs: Transportation
These soft robots can be rolled up and carried in a pocket.
Application Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is home to one of the largest buildings in the world — the massive Vehicle Assembly Building — and also hosts a number of one-of-a-kind facilities. The...

Briefs: Aerospace
Systems of tiny robots could build high-performance structures, from airplanes to space settlements.
Articles: Electronics & Computers
Machine and system designers now have greater options in choosing a motor to meet motion control requirements.
Briefs: Motion Control
This robot “blood” stores energy, transmits force, operates appendages, and provides structure, all in an integrated design.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Such machines, only a few tens of micrometers across, could be used in the human body to perform small operations.

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